Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Department of Veterans Affairs
Sacramento, California
Mar 25, 2020
Mar 25, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

VA Northern California Health Care System is looking for a dynamic and committed physician leader to join our great team!

Interested candidates please apply by sending a CV + Cover Letter to:

Crystal Keeler, Physician Recruiter

Office: (916) 843-9256

The Northern California System is the largest within the VISN-21 Network. The main academic affiliate is U.C. Davis. Our Sacramento location affords the extraordinary amenities of the Northern California region including first-rate schools, numerous cultural offerings, and outdoor activities, with easy access to the coast and mountains. Palo Alto, San Francisco, Napa and Lake Tahoe are all within 2 hours travel by car.


The VA Northern California VA Health Care System (VANCHCS) is seeking a Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) to join the Chief of Staff and the Executive Leadership team in leading the Health Care System in fulfilling its mission as a leader in Veteran s health care. The Chief of PM&R will be organized and dynamic, with the responsibility for overseeing the planning, developing, coordinating, directing, and evaluating of the immediate and future organization needs of the service.

The Chief of PM&R will directly oversee our PM&R, pain and chiropractic physicians, as well as physical therapy, occupational therapy and recreation therapy sections through section chiefs. Our PM&R staff of roughly 100 are located at multiple sites of care over a 40,000 sq. mile area of Northern California. Main sites of care include the Sacramento VA Medical Center (a level I-B acute care facility), the Martinez VA ASC (and Outpatient Clinics, with a CARF accredited inpatient rehabilitation unit and 120-bed SNF/Community Living Center), and the USAF David Grant Medical Center (Travis AFB). Additionally, care is provided at 10 Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) throughout the Northern California region, from the East Bay to the Oregon border.

We are affiliated with the Department of PM&R at the University of California, Davis Health (UCDH). The selected candidate may be eligible to receive a clinical appointment commensurate with their academic experience.

Qualified candidates will be seasoned clinicians who demonstrate extensive and progressive leadership experience, both as a clinician and an administrator and possess the ability to promote innovation, inspire organizational excellence, be able to build teams, and coach clinical leaders as they work toward common goals. Exceptional interpersonal skills, as well as operational and financial skills are essential. The successful candidate must have the ability to meet VA established performance measure goals, and possess a thorough knowledge of the standards of the Veterans Health Administration and other accrediting bodies. The Chief of PM&R should possess the ability to promote innovation and lean management, be able to lead others and inspire organizational excellence.

No on-call at present time. The successful candidate will be expected to travel on occasion on site visits to the outlying clinics where PM&R services are provided.

Candidate must be: 1) US Citizen, 2) Board Eligible/Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and 3) Have full, unrestricted medical license in any state.

Relocation expenses may be paid, and Relocation/Retention incentives may be authorized.

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